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Inpatient Psychiatry Without Drugs


Do you know what would happen if they stopped drugging people on inpatient psychiatric units?  I woke at 4:00 a.m. this morning and laid here in the darkness, my head filled with memories of inpatient psychiatric experiences.  It’s there; it’s … Continue reading

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Non-Violent Communication: Felon v. Patient


I was attending Dr. Peter Breggin’s Empathic Therapy Conference:  Bring out the Best in Yourself! So I wheeled into Non-Violent Communication; Increasing Empathy in Private and Institutional Settings:  Mel Sears, RN MBA.  Mel turned out to be a comfortable-looking older … Continue reading

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St. Joseph’s Psych Services: About Eddie (Part II)


            Most psychiatric staff workers are female.  It is a woman’s way to try to appease this man-mountain.  He comes lumbering at you; you keep telling him no, and he keeps coming.  The usual female reaction is to try to … Continue reading

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